12 days in Lapland Itinerary

12 days in Lapland Itinerary

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12 days in Lapland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Kemi
— 1 night
3
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Levi
— 1 night
5
Saariselka
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Salla
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Luosto National Park and Feelapland. Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Auttikongas. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge, stop by Your Piece Of Finland, examine the collection at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, and get lost in a book at Rovaniemi City Library.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi sightseeing planner .

Mumbai, India to Rovaniemi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. In December, Rovaniemi is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

1
night
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemi Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kemi online road trip planner .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Kemi are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Kemi

Museums Historic Sites
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Kemi Church ©
Kemi Church
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker

2
nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Akaslompolo Sportshop, then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and then don't miss a visit to Snow Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Akaslompolo trip maker .

Drive from Kemi to Akaslompolo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kemi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Akaslompolo, with lows of -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Yllas Ski Resort, Snow Village, Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
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Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

1
night
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get your game on at G2 Ice Karting Levi, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, relax in the rural setting at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, then make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures, and finally get your game on at Kid's Land.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Levi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Levi can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Fun & Games Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Giewont Husky Adventures
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G2 ICEKARTING ©
G2 ICEKARTING
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi

1
night
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum, enjoy some diversion at Action Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, then look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and finally perfect your strike at Saariselka Bowling.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Levi to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Saariselka, expect temperatures between -7°C during the day and -17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salla.

Things to do in Saariselka

Fun & Games Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Saariselka Bowling ©
Saariselka Bowling
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

2
nights
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. On the 31st (Tue), fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort, take an in-depth tour of Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction, and then contemplate the long history of Paikanselan Taistelualue. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ski along the peaceful trails at Ski Resort Suomutunturi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Salla day trip site .

Getting from Saariselka to Salla by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Salla are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salla

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Ski Resort Suomutunturi
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort

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